Armed Customer In Philly Kills Would-Be Robber

Two would-be robbers entered a North Philadelphia corner store on Wednesday — only one would make it out alive.

Police say that an armed customer with a valid concealed carry permit opened fire on the duo around 12:30 p.m. at the Max Food Market.

One of the suspects was shot twice in the abdomen.  The second fled on foot. 

Though first responders rushed the injured perp to Temple University Hospital, he succumbed to his wounds.

Investigators are asking the public for help with finding the second suspect. 

Local media reports that defensive gun uses (DGUs) by law-abiding citizens are on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love.  

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ABC 6 Action News says that “In just the first three months of this year, more people have been shot in defensive shootings than in each of the last three entire years.”

“If defensive shootings continue at the same rate through the rest of the year, Philadelphia is on track to have more than five times as many of these incidents as last year,” ABC 6 continues. 

For many on the Left, the notion of good guys fighting back in this day and age is a total myth.

Case in point, New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.  In 2017, in an article titled, “The Raging Infection of American Guns,” the progressive scribe completely dismissed the incontrovertible fact that guns save lives. 

“Guns, however, have an almost entirely symbolic function. No lives are saved. No intruders are repelled,” he wrote.  “The dense and hysterical mythology of gun love has been refuted again and again.”  

That statement didn’t age well at all, did it? Makes one wonder how Mr. Gopnik would explain this chart:

Instead of “people” shot, the graph should probably say “perpetrators” shot. (Photo: ABC 6 Action News)

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  • Celestino Cedeño April 1, 2022, 5:47 pm

    I agree , Congratulations to Philly, I’m with you 💯%.

  • Celestino Cedeño April 1, 2022, 5:44 pm

    I agree 💯% , there should be more defenders than perps.

  • Kerry April 1, 2022, 9:29 am

    There will continue to be a rise in Defensive Shootings and a Spike in Perpetrator Injuries and deaths for a while. Then the spike will reduce drastically and the levels will be well below today (and recent year) averages as perps are taken off the streets – hopefully never to commit another crime in the future.

  • James C Nye April 1, 2022, 8:53 am

    Armed hero should have aimed higher.

  • SuperG April 1, 2022, 8:47 am

    Congratulations Philly, you have one less repeat offender now!

  • Steven Hirsch April 1, 2022, 7:59 am

    It would be very useful to know what caliber the defensive shooter used.

  • Stuart Warren April 1, 2022, 7:00 am

    Why do people cry over thugs being shot in the commission of a crime? If you want to be a thug, prepare to die a thug. The quicker this can be learned by the general population, the better off we all will be.

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